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Hat, Sweater, & Skirt: c/o Oasap   Tights: c/o Persunmall   Boots: Just Fab
Earrings: c/o Oasap
When a box from Oasap arrived on my doorstep, I unwrapped the packages and set them on my bed, intending to pack them for my weekend at home. However, when I turned back to try and figure out what outfits to create around them, I realized they'd already done that for me. These pieces work great together! Not to mention this bright green skirt is perfect for St. Patty's Day! All it needed was a pair of tights, a hat, and some cut out boots. Oh, and of course, some retro glamor of red lips and extreme cat eye sunnies. 

What is it about copying a retro style that makes you feel fabulous? Driving around in my car, the windows down (eee, spring is here!), I couldn't help but think I was the classiest thing on the road (excluding my car of course...sigh). This lipstick I'm wearing is my MAC splurge, and I'm so glad I chose Russian Red as my color! It is the perfect red. Everything else I've tried before doesn't come close to it's pigmentation. While I've felt like all other red shades I've tried made me look like a clown, there's something about this one that's different. Instead, I feel classic and vibrant. Guess you get what you pay for, eh?

Working at the coffee shop is still kind of rough since my experience is continually being broken up by school and I only get to be there on weekends. At least I have awesome coworkers that help me out! I just hate that I still feel pretty lost. So while that's going on, I'm grateful to at least get a night or two over at Golden Corral to waitress. The tips really are a great way to earn extra money - this way I can still pay for rent while saving money on the side. The only thing is that all this work combined with school is wearing me out. Last Friday, Zombie Linda was doing her best to keep up with all her tables and still maintain a cheery attitude.

I had a large group come in and sit at my section right when I was scrambling to keep up with the rest of my tables. After introducing myself and clearing their plates a couple times, one of the guys noted how exhausted I looked. I mentioned my upcoming midterms, and when they were getting ready to leave, he whipped out his wallet and handed me a card that was a free pass to some local hot springs. Then he handed me another one so I could take a friend! The thought of getting to soak in the warm pools made me half giddy!

It really was a touching gesture, and I marvel at the kindness strangers can show. It stands out so much today, and the timing of it was such a blessing. God sends us little gifts when we least expect it sometimes!

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace
I Peter 4:10
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56 comments

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

What, I'm first?

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hahahaha, had to grab that while I could. The skirt is yes, Fabulous. I love that you are casual and dressy, my fave combo. HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY! {when we say Patty are we referring to a woman saint? I would like to think so. }

Danny said...

so damn pretty! you look super feminine :)

Miche said...

Adorable, I have a skirt just like that!
Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

Anna said...

such sweet tights!

xxx Anna
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Marlen said...

awww that is SO sweet of the diner! i love when people stretch out a hand like that- it wasprobably a simple gesture for him but is going to make you feel so happy for a while :) And seriously, every time I try to go the cheap route and not buy MAC I'm always disappointed haha. You just cant beat em- and that shade seriously does look stunning on you! I can see why you felt all classy on the road ;)

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Rinako グレー said...

Lovely outfit honey! I love your tights!! *o*

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Samantha said...

What a nice customer! That sounds like a great way to relax and treat yourself after all your hard work! Again, I don't know how you manage with your plate so full. But good for you :)

And great look! I love the coziness of your sweater and the colour of your skirt. I love green, but have such a hard time finding green items.

And umm...where is your snow?! Spring seems to coming to everyone but me. We're still experiencing -20 weather!

Kim Alston said...

GOD is GREAT! That was so nice of him! What a beauty treat! I can only imagine your schedule. No I can imagine. I didn't have two jobs, but I had to go to college in the morning, work until 5p and then go back to college in the evenings until around 9p. It was daunting. I love that sweater! It looks so good with that skirt. Really nice styling Linda. Hang in there.
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Ali Hval said...

I saw on Facebook about that hot spring deal you got as a little treat--how nice of a gesture was that?! but you definitely deserve and need it more than anyone with all the work you're doing, so when you get a chance to breathe, enjoy it, lady!

I almost didn't recognize you in these pics. Those sunglasses change your face shape! Haha, I love them on you, and they're super cute, but it's strange how certain things can alter our appearance. And that red lipstick that you're wearing? Hello, bombshell! :D YOU ARE JUST SUCH A PRETTY LAAAADY. LEMME HOLLA.

I won't holla. That's rude. I will tell you that you look pretty and cute and that I want to take you to movies and make blanket forts with you and stuff. Yeah!

Haha, I hope you have a great start to your week, Linda!

caffinatedlove said...

Gorgeous! I love the green of that skirt -- the perfect combination of bright and sophisticated. :D

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a

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Mili said...

What a nice gesture from a kind stranger! You look very cute in your st. patty's day look. The red lips and emerald skirt make for a killer combo :)

Mili

Priscila Betancort said...

Nice pics!
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Ellysee Rubin said...

Love the style! So girly and pretty :)

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Mica T said...

That knit looks so cosy, and the skirt is perfect for Saint Patrick's day green theme! :)

Hope you do get a chance to try the hot springs - it sounds relaxing! :)


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Maiken said...

hehe, I love that shade of green and I'm even wearing it right now when I'm writing this comment (my mom thrifted me a jacket in that colour ;). and wow what a red lippie and a fancy pair of sunnies can do with an outfit. I think it's definitely one of your most fabulous looks, Linda!

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Sam said...

Aw thats such a sweet and kind gesture, how wonderful! Love your green skirt, very ladylike and with the apple you could be on Main Street, Storybrooke. Which character would you be btw if you were in the series?

Midwest Muse said...

I love this sweater and you look so cozy and chic! Also your boots. I've got my eyes on some like this! You make me want them even more!

Avi Valencia said...

I admire you, Linda. You are really a strong woman. Working, school and blogging!

This outfit is really cute especially the hearth shape tights <3 About the russian red lipstick, it is my favorite red lipstick. I always wear it because it is the perfect shape of red :D

Avi

Juliet Polilova said...

loving the combination of sweater and that skater skirt! so chic ;)
very nice blog by the way :)

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

what a sweet gesture and thoughtful thing to give you! =)
Love this outfit. The green is so happy!
xo,
nancy

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Kati said...

Love the idea of using the apple as a prop! :-)

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

TheBuddhaQueen said...

Supercute style! Great post!

Best wishes!

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Jodie said...

Awww I love your customer- enjoy the relaxing day out :)
I can't believe you're cheery working two jobs with school- doing it myself nearly killed me and I was a right grumpy cow.
Love the skirt mostly as it shows off your fantastic legs :)
X

Tina Stefanovic said...

Your skirt is so cute! And the rest of the outfit is really pretty :)
xx, Tina
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Stephanie Georgiou said...

It's amazing to see how people are kind! Such a thoughtful gesture and a great way for you to relax.x I can't believe you can manage school and two works at the same time, I can barely handle being at Uni right now:/ You look stunning as always.x The red lipstick looks amazing on you, so classy and elegant! Gorgeous outfit, perfect for the sunny weather. Have a lovely week.x
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Izzy said...

aw hope you get some rest! <3 you must be exhausted. it's funny to hear that you can earn a lot from tips over there. in Aus it's not generally custom to tip, so it's not really a way to make extra money. love the skirt! :)

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Elle said...

Linda,
Love those purchases and agree they are perfect together! That was kind of that man, and I hope you enjoy the hot springs. Happy spring! Love horned lipstick, too, and agree it is the perfect shade !
XX, Elle
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libys11 said...

i love your makeup here!! it's so fresh and lovely!!! :D you're so ready for spring!! I'm so jealous of your weather there!! hahaha!

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megcasson said...

Absolutely gorgeous skirt!

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Wynne Prasetyo said...

awww i adore the pop of green!

Bernadette Czle said...

love the skirt! xx

thebeautifulessence said...

Such a nice skirt!
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Jessica Mattioli said...

Lovely pics!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Great sweater, boots and hat!

xx

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jenni b said...

amazing outfit :)

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Sam said...

Hope you're having a good week so far.

Jessi said...

Such a cute look!! Love the emerald and those darling tights and the apple is the perfect contrast! That last photo is gorgeous!!

Jessi
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beautylover7694 said...

Great post dear:)
Love reading your blog!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Oh I love your sweater! It goes well with the jade color skirt xx

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stevia indrawan said...

those skirt is perfect for St. Patrick Day! :)

and I love your heart stockings! so cute

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stevia indrawan said...

those skirt is perfect for St. Patrick Day! :)

and I love your heart stockings! so cute

<3
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JANICE G said...

very cute :)


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Laura Whitman said...

You look so adorable! This outfit really is perfect together - I especially love that hat.

Isn't it magic when you find the perfect lipstick? My favorite red is from Urban Decay - that stuff is magic.

Also, how awesome that a stranger was so nice - I hope that you have a great time!

xoxo,
Laura
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Kym said...

A free visit to some hot springs! That is so generous!! What a lovely person :) Enjoy it! You certainly sound like you deserve it.
Btw, I completely adore that last photo - talk about artistic expression. You look beautiful!!
xo
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Galaxia @ Hopeful Kiss | A Pink Lipstick Life! said...

I love your bright green skirt :) And MAC always has amazing lipsticks; Russian Red looks great on you! That was really nice of him to give you a couple free hot springs passes! I love the verse at the end, thank you for sharing that.

Ashley said...

Seriously, you are perfect! I love this glam look you have going on! That last picture is perfectly stunning! I love how classy your St. Patrick's day outfit is! I just wore a green shirt to work and am now wishing I would have tried a little harder! Thanks for the inspo for next year!!!

xo Ashley

Alexandra Zakharova said...

The last snapshot is just the most gorgeous one:) You look simply fabulous! I like the skirt and the sweater, turned out as a great outfit;) How can you be so sweet:)?
Have a great day, Linda!

Sam said...

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful visit! Happy Friday!

Mary Tur said...

how nice that you have torn tights)) wonderful hat)

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The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I love this look <3

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Carla TBB said...

I loved reading about the kind gesture of your customer! There are some nice people out there!! I love how you are working those poses girl!
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fashion-meets-art said...

wonderful look, just perfect. love your hat and your tights so much!
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Miranda McDonald said...

The hat and cat eye combo is killer!

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FASHION TALES said...

Wow, yes, I'd say that was a total blessing for you and to give you one for a friend, that's very nice. I love that skirt, it pairs so well with the tights and marble jumper. Have a great week. /Madison

czarianonuevo said...

wow!! definitely this outfit adds to my long list of fave-outfits-of-yours!! so Chic!!! really want to wear something like this this summer!!


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